• San Diego Botanic Garden

Botanic Wonderland


December 4 - 5, 10 - 23, 26 - 30 | 5:30 pm to 9 pm

Ticket times indicate a 30-minute window to enter the Garden. Guests are free to remain until closing time.

Our annual winter event, Botanic Wonderland at San Diego Botanic Garden, has become a local favorite tradition. The nighttime festivities provide families and friends the opportunity to stroll through the garden to enjoy outdoor holiday lighting and activities in a safe and carefully organized setting.

Botanic Wonderland transforms the garden into a unique, winter experience, and we are excited to welcome you and your group to share it!

Dec 4-5
Dec 10-23
Dec 26-30

5:30pm-9pm (last entry at 8pm)
Advance timed ticketing required.
No daytime tickets or guest passes will be accepted for Botanic Wonderland

Valid ID (current state drivers license, passport, or military ID) will be required for all guests purchasing and consuming alcoholic beverages. Wristbands will be provided for ID’d guests in the conservatory.

Admission Fees:

SDBG Member Adult   $ 18
SDBG Member Youth (3-17)   $ 10
Adult   $ 22
Youth   $ 14
Senior   $ 18
Military   $ 18
Children 2 and under   FREE

Key Features of Botanic Wonderland:
A designated 1+ mile pathway lit up with holiday lights that meanders through the Garden.

Santa Claus will be on site from 5:30-8:30 pm for photos with children. In anticipation of many visitors, crowd control will keep guests moving.

Children will enjoy the Letters to Santa writing activity. A variety of other hands-on activities will be available.

Professional carolers will stroll through the garden 5:30-8:30 pm, entertaining guests by singing holiday favorites and adding to the overall ambiance of the seasonal event.

There will be seating on the Gazebo Lawn near the food trucks. Each night, different food vendors will sell hot, freshly-prepared food, as well as hot and cold drinks.

On select nights, the San Diego Woodturners will demonstrate how to work on a lathe and offer unique wood items for sale to support Turn Around for Veterans. Please check their website https://sdwt.org/wood/ for their schedule.

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